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The Department of Energy will migrate its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) program to the cloud next year following a TechStat review session, CIO Michael Locatis wrote in a new blog post on CIO.gov.

The PKI program provides digital certificates for department employees and advances the ability to share information in a secure manner with our internal and external stakeholders.

The TechStat session brought together our internal stakeholders, as well current and potential customers, to discuss ways to improve the program,” Locatis said. “Opportunities for increased efficiencies were identified, including the recommendation to migrate the PKI program to the cloud by 2012. To ensure a successful migration, session attendees agreed on next steps, including the development of a detailed cost analysis, project plan and acquisition strategy, and implementation of refined governance processes.”

“Our next TechStat session, also known as TechStrat, will focus on the delivery of commodity IT services and the way we manage technology throughout the Department,” Locatis wrote.